Dhamma Letter No. 113
Satipatthana 37 : Vedanānupassanā (Observation of feeling) 느낌관찰 4
Continue from last dhamma letter.
The state of Arahatship is a state in which even these feelings have all disappeared, and extinction is experienced. You are free from all the concepts (sañña) you have built up, you are no longer bound by anything, and you are therefore free from the feelings that come from those concepts.
The only thing we can do is to become aware of and be aware of all phenomena occurring in the body and mind as impermanence, suffering, and selflessness. This was always emphasized by the Buddha. It is also his last will "sati sampajañña, satima!": aware and clear comprehension, keep aware of it!
So, how do you recognize a feeling?
Any feeling is simply noticing it as a feeling.
Know yourself through your feelings / emotions
But a feeling is not someone, nor does it have any substance.
It's just a phenomenon that has nothing to do with you.
Observe the feeling objectively that it has nothing to do with me. In other words, practice to see the body and mind separately.
A more specific way to practice is to be aware of the Five aggregates (form, feelings, perceptions, mental activity and consciousness), which is a way to practice in the observation of dhamma, which will be dealt with later, so it will be omitted here.
To be continued...
May you cultivate your Sati continuously (Samma-Viriya)!
May you achieve the Samma-Sati through Satipatthāna (vipassana meditation)!
May all practice well and reach to Magga (道, the path of enlightenment) and Phala (果, the fruit of enlightenment)!
Ayyā Kosallā Vipassinī
Edited by Euna Bonovich
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